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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037563/management-of-pregnancy-in-pancreas-alone-transplant-recipient-complicated-with-stage-4-chronic-renal-insufficiency-and-superimposed-pre-eclampsia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yung-Shih Lee, Mei-Yu Peng, Chin-Ru Ker, Te-Fu Chan
OBJECTIVE: With the prolonged life expectancy in solid organ transplant recipients, their quality of life and fertility desire become of particular concern. Pregnancy in pancreas-alone transplantation, although rare and complicated to manage, is not impossible anymore. We here report such a case with literature review to address this issue. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old, primigravida patient with underlying stage 4 chronic renal insufficiency and type 1 diabetes mellitus post pancreas-alone transplantation 5 years prior to her initial visit consulted our service...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902389/women-s-experiences-of-continuous-fetal-monitoring-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
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Alexandra Crawford, Dexter Hayes, Edward D Johnstone, Alexander E P Heazell
INTRODUCTION: Antepartum stillbirth is often preceded by detectable signs of fetal compromise, including changes in fetal heart rate and movement. It is hypothesised that continuous fetal monitoring could detect these signs more accurately and objectively than current forms of fetal monitoring and allow for timely intervention. This systematic review aimed to explore available evidence on women's experiences of continuous fetal monitoring to investigate its acceptability prior to clinical implementation and to inform clinical studies...
September 13, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780500/perinatal-risk-factors-for-neonatal-encephalopathy-an-unmatched-case-control-study
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Cally J Tann, Margaret Nakakeeto, Barbara A Willey, Margaret Sewegaba, Emily L Webb, Ibby Oke, Emmanuel Derek Mutuuza, Donald Peebles, Margaret Musoke, Kathryn A Harris, Neil J Sebire, Nigel Klein, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Alison M Elliott, Nicola J Robertson
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is the third leading cause of child mortality. Preclinical studies suggest infection and inflammation can sensitise or precondition the newborn brain to injury. This study examined perinatal risks factor for NE in Uganda. DESIGN: Unmatched case-control study. SETTING: Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. METHODS: 210 term infants with NE and 409 unaffected term infants as controls were recruited over 13 months...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629247/obstetric-practice-patterns-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-trisomy-13-or-18
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Cora Mcelwain, Jeffrey A Kuller, Jay Schulkin
PURPOSE: Describe practice patterns among obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) when caring for women with pregnancy complicated by fetal trisomy 13 (T13) or 18 (T18) and compare these between maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) and non-MFM providers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an electronic survey using the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists database. Using simple statistics, we describe demographics and practice patterns among respondents and compare those of MFM practitioners with non-MFM providers...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, because the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from placental insufficiency, the placentas often appear normal on histopathological examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks' gestation...
October 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604182/the-magnitude-of-elevated-maternal-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-and-pregnancy-complications
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Reuven Sharony, Oren Zipper, Keren Amichay, Amir Wiser, Debora Kidron, Tal Biron-Shental, Ron Maymon
This study assessed the correlation between the magnitude of the elevation in maternal serum human chorionic gonadotropin (MShCG) levels and pregnancy complications. Among 80,716 screened pregnancies, 120 with moderately elevated MShCG (3.00-5.99 MoM) were compared to 84 with extremely elevated MShCG >6.00 MoM. A control series of 120 women with normal MShCG (<3.00 MoM) were matched. Rates of intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labour, antepartum foetal death (APFD), pre-eclampsia, and placental abruption were analysed...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350703/rf-safety-analysis-of-a-novel-ultra-wideband-fetal-monitoring-system
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Jerrold T Bushberg, J Paul Tupin
The LifeWave Ultra-Wideband RF sensor (LWUWBS) is a monitoring solution for a variety of physiologic assessment applications, including maternal fetal monitoring in both the antepartum and intrapartum periods. The system uses extremely low power radio frequency (RF) ultra-wide band (UWB) signals to provide continuous fetal heart rate and contractions monitoring during labor and delivery. Even with the incorporation of three very conservative assumptions, (1) concentration of the RF energy in 1 cm, (2) minimal (2...
May 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883332/effect-of-signal-acquisition-method-on-the-fetal-heart-rate-analysis-with-phase-rectified-signal-averaging
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J A M van Scheepen, M P H Koster, B Vasak, C Redman, A Franx, A Georgieva
Phase rectified signal averaging (PRSA) is increasingly used for fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring, both with traces acquired with external Doppler cardiotocography (D-FHR), and with transabdominal fetal electrocardiography (ta-FHR). However, it is unclear to what extend the acquisition method influences the PRSA analysis, whether results from using one acquisition method are comparable to those based on FHR acquired by the other method, and if not, which should be the preferred method. To address these questions, we applied PRSA analysis to 28 antepartum synchronous recordings of the FHR using simultaneously D-FHR and ta-FHR...
December 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729252/lower-perinatal-mortality-in-preterm-born-twins-than-in-singletons-a-nationwide-study-from-the-netherlands
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Blanka Vasak, Jessica J Verhagen, Steven V Koenen, Maria P H Koster, Paul A O M de Reu, Arie Franx, Jan G Nijhuis, Gouke J Bonsel, Gerard H A Visser
BACKGROUND: Twin pregnancies are at increased risk for perinatal morbidity and death because of many factors that include a high incidence of preterm delivery. Compared with singleton pregnancies, overall perinatal risk of death is higher in twin pregnancies; however, for the preterm period, the perinatal mortality rate has been reported to be lower in twins. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare perinatal mortality rates in relation to gestational age at birth between singleton and twin pregnancies, taking into account socioeconomic status, fetal sex, and parity...
February 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627565/fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-using-maternal-abdominal-surface-electrodes-in-third-trimester-can-we-obtain-additional-information-other-than-ctg-trace
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Tomasz Fuchs, Krzysztof Grobelak, Michał Pomorski, Mariusz Zimmer
BACKGROUND: Cardiotocography (CTG) is the most widely used procedure despite its low specificity for fetal acidosis and poor perinatal outcome. Fetal electrocardiography (fECG) with transabdominal electrodes is a new, non-invasive and promising method with greater potential for detecting impairment of fetal circulation. This study is the first that attempts to assess the usefulness of fECG in comparison to CTG during antepartum period. OBJECTIVES: To determine if a single fECG examination along with CTG tracing and Doppler flow measurement in the fetal vessels has any additional clinical value in normal and intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses...
March 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581467/incidence-of-intrapartum-stillbirth-and-associated-risk-factors-in-tertiary-care-setting-of-nepal-a-case-control-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ashish Kc, Johan Wrammert, Uwe Ewald, Robert B Clark, Jageshwor Gautam, Gehanath Baral, Kedar P Baral, Mats Målqvist
BACKGROUND: Each year, 1.2 million intrapartum stillbirths occur globally. In Nepal, about 50 % of the total number of stillbirths occur during the intrapartum period. An understanding of the risk factors associated with intrapartum stillbirth will facilitate the development of preventative strategies to reduce the associated burden of death. This study was conducted in a tertiary-care setting with the aim to identify risk factors associated with intrapartum stillbirth. METHODS: A case-control study was completed from July 2012 to September 2013...
August 31, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27190897/evaluation-of-clinical-diagnosis-of-fetal-distress-and-perinatal-outcome-in-a-low-resource-nigerian-setting
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Leonard Ogbonna Ajah, Perpetus Chudi Ibekwe, Fidelis Agwu Onu, Ogah Emeka Onwe, Thecla Chinonyelum Ezeonu, Innocent Omeje
INTRODUCTION: Fetal distress has been shown to contribute to the increasing caesarean section rate. There has been controversy on the usefulness of clinical diagnosis of fetal distress using only the intermittent counting of the fetal heart rate and/or passage of meconium-stained liquor. AIM: To evaluate the clinical diagnosis of fetal distress and the perinatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study in which the case records of the patients, who were diagnosed of fetal distress at Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria, from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2014, were collated...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26240464/quality-of-care-audits-and-perinatal-mortality-in-south-africa
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Emma R Allanson, Robert C Pattinson
PROBLEM: Suboptimal care contributes to perinatal mortality rates. Quality-of-care audits can be used to identify and change suboptimal care, but it is not known if such audits have reduced perinatal mortality in South Africa. APPROACH: We investigated perinatal mortality trends in health facilities that had completed at least five years of quality-of-care audits. In a subset of facilities that began audits from 2006, we analysed modifiable factors that may have contributed to perinatal deaths...
June 1, 2015: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26121882/-control-of-fetal-well-being-biophysics-antepartum-monitoring
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Lidia Francés Ribera, Carmen Terré Rull
This article provides an update on the control of antepartum fetal well-being, including the biophysical monitoring with non-stressful and stressful test and its evaluation. The fetal heart rate--base line, variability and transitional increases in fetal heart rate--are described based on fetal movements, its clinical meaning and actions derived from it.
December 2014: Revista de Enfermería
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26108387/antepartum-surgical-management-of-pott-s-paraplegia-along-with-maintenance-of-pregnancy-during-second-trimester
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REVIEW
Rahul Kaul, H S Chhabra, Vijayanth Kanagaraju, Rajat Mahajan, Vikas Tandon, Ankur Nanda, Gururaj Sangondimath, Nishit Patel
INTRODUCTION: The existing literature is limited and inconclusive regarding management of spinal tuberculosis with neurological deficit during advanced pregnancy. None of the previously published case series concerning this problem during the second trimester of pregnancy have explored the option of simultaneous surgical intervention for it along with maintenance of pregnancy. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old woman with 26 weeks of pregnancy (2nd trimester) presented with upper back pain for the past 2 months, inability to move both lower limbs for the last 1 week, bladder and bowel dysfunction for the past 5 days (Frankel Grade B)...
April 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26001868/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-pregnancies-delivered-at-23-weeks-gestation
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Joan M G Crane, Laura A Magee, Tang Lee, Anne Synnes, Peter von Dadelszen, Leanne Dahlgren, Dane A De Silva, Robert Liston
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnancies delivered at 23+0 to 23+6 weeks' gestation. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included women in the Canadian Perinatal Network who were admitted to one of 16 Canadian tertiary perinatal units between August 1, 2005, and March 31, 2011, and who delivered at 23+0 to 23+6 weeks' gestation. Women were included in the network if they were admitted with spontaneous preterm labour with contractions, a short cervix without contractions, prolapsing membranes with membranes at or beyond the external os or a dilated cervix, preterm premature rupture of membranes, intrauterine growth restriction, gestational hypertension, or antepartum hemorrhage...
March 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25787526/-176-pos-evaluation-of-antepartum-fetal-vitality-in-pregnant-women-with-hypertensive-disorders-preliminary-results
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Clareana Ghiraldini Geraldes, Márcia Carneiro Saco, Pedro Luiz Spinelli Coelho, Gustavo Lacerda da Silva Calestini, Caio Barbosa Cury, Felipe Fernando Silveira Fuentes, Bárbara Bevilacqua Zeiger, José Marcelo Garcia, Sérgio Floriano de Toledo, Rogério Gomes Dos Reis Guidoni, Maurício Saito, Francisco Lázaro Pereira Sousa, Corintio Mariani Neto
OBJECTIVES: Comparison between two electronic methods of antepartum fetal assessment in hypertensive pregnant women. METHODS: Comparison of conventional cardiotocography tracing and transabdominal fetal electrocardiography with the use of the fetal monitor AN24 (Monica Healthcare), in women with gestational age ⩾34weeks, single fetus, with hypertensive disorders according to the criteria of NHBPEP-2000 at Guilherme Álvaro Hospital - Santos/SP - Brazil (Dec/2013-Jun/2014)...
January 2015: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25704354/blood-pressure-goals-and-treatment-in-pregnant-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Asher Hussain, Alan Karovitch, Michael P Carson
As the age of pregnant women and prevalence of obesity and diabetes are increasing, so is the prevalence of medical disorders during pregnancy, particularly hypertension and the associated CKD. Pregnancy can worsen kidney function in women with severe disease, and hypertension puts them at risk for pre-eclampsia and the associated complications. There are no specific guidelines for hypertension management in this population, and tight control will not prevent pre-eclampsia. Women with end-stage kidney disease should be placed on intense dialysis regimens to improve obstetric outcomes, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are best avoided...
March 2015: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25691900/improving-perinatal-care-in-the-rural-regions-worldwide-by-wireless-enabled-antepartum-fetal-monitoring-a-demonstration-project
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Roberto Tapia-Conyer, Shelley Lyford, Rodrigo Saucedo, Michael Casale, Hector Gallardo, Karen Becerra, Jonathan Mack, Ricardo Mujica, Daniel Estrada, Antonio Sanchez, Ramon Sabido, Carlos Meier, Joseph Smith
Background. Fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality are significant problems in developing countries; remote maternal-fetal monitoring offers promise in addressing this challenge. The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Instituto Carlos Slim de la Salud conducted a demonstration project of wirelessly enabled antepartum maternal-fetal monitoring in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, to assess whether there were any fundamental barriers preventing deployment and use. Methods. Following informed consent, high-risk pregnant women at 27-29 weeks of gestation at the Chemax primary clinic participated in remote maternal-fetal monitoring...
2015: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
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